Did you know that Halloween is this week? Are you going to dress up?
Well, I’ve heard about this Halloween thing. I heard that the kids dress up and go around to
all the houses in the neighborhood trick-or-treating, hoping to get candy! And you know what
amazes me? People actually give it to them! For free! How about that? Free candy!
I even thought about going trick-or-treating myself. I could dress in my Superman shirt. Then I
could get some free candy.
But, you know, that candy is not really free. It may be free to you, but the people in those
houses had to go to the store and pay for it. So it wasn't free to them. They paid for it so that
you could have it for free.
Well, it’s nice to get free candy, but God gives us something a lot better than candy. Let me
read you Romans 6:23. It says, “The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
(KJV) He gives us eternal life. He gives it to us for free; but just like that candy, someone had
to pay for it. And that someone was Jesus. When he died on the cross he paid the price for
our sins so that we could have eternal life. That’s much better than candy!
Let’s pray. Father God, thank you for your son, Jesus. Thank you that he paid the price for our
sins so that we could be forgiven and receive the gift of eternal life. We pray in his holy name.
Jesus paid the price for us
"The gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23 (KJV)
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